Choirs Announced for Let’s Sing 2019 Live Final

FOURTEEN local choirs will be competing in the grand final of the Mayor of Reading’s Let’s Sing 2019 competition in March.

Six youth and eight community choirs will be battling it out for the Let’s Sing trophy on stage at The Hexagon theatre.

Tickets for the show on Wednesday 6th March are available now with proceeds going to the Mayor’s chosen charities for the year.

The line-up for the youth choirs section is: Calcot School Choir; Crosfields Chamber Choir; Jewel Tones; JMA Performing Arts; St Anne’s Primary School Choir and St Martin’s Glee Club.

Competing in the Community Choirs section will be: Arborfield Military Wives Choir; Achoired Taste; The Barberettes; Reading Borough Council Staff Choir; Reading Community Gospel Choir; Readiophonics; Time to Sing Choir and The Wargrave Community Choir.

There will be a winner chosen for each category and an overall Let’s Sing champion.

The evening will be hosted by The Breeze radio presenter Robert Kenny and the panel of judges includes Reading Mayor Cllr Debs Edwards; Music Director of the Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra Andrew Taylor; University of Reading Music Co-ordinator Katie Whaley and Marian Livingston, who founded Let’s Sing when she was mayor in 2014.

Reading Mayor Cllr Edwards said:

“We have got an outstanding selection of choirs taking part in this year’s Let’s Sing final. I think my fellow judges and I will have our work cut out selecting the winners.

“It is going to be a fantastic night of entertainment and I would love to see The Hexagon packed with supporters and music lovers enjoying the show and raising money for the Mayor’s Charity Fund.”

Tickets for the Let’s Sing final, at 6.30pm on Wednesday 6th March, are priced at £9.50/ concessions £4.50 or £20 family ticket and are available at https://www.readingarts.com/hexagon/whats-on/lets-sing-reading-2019, by calling (0118) 960 6060 or from the Box Office at The Hexagon.

NOTES TO EDITORS

The Mayor of Reading’s chosen charities are Berkshire West Your Way, Berkshire Women’s Aid, Launchpad Reading and YMCA Reading. Donations can be made via: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Mayor-of-Reading-Charity-Fund

David Millward

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